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by richalger
20 Jun 2016, 13:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chastity/Morality - Some questions
Replies: 41
Views: 2770

Re: Chastity/Morality - Some questions

[Admin Note]: This site does not advocate that members have sex outside of marriage. We support individual members finding their own faith and worshiping according to the dictates of their own consciences, but we do not encourage disregarding central practices. There are thousands of people who rea...
by richalger
15 Apr 2016, 09:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Women and Obeying/Hearkening Covenants
Replies: 20
Views: 1913

Re: Women and Obeying/Hearkening Covenants

I see the church as having the most truth of all the churches and/or philosophies I have encountered. I also see that it is organized to progress towards more truth and the correcting of falsehoods. We are all products of the cultures we grew up in. We have biases of things we are not aware of. I se...
by richalger
24 Dec 2015, 07:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Calling and Election
Replies: 17
Views: 954

Re: Calling and Election

For me, I see myself as progressing from grace to grace as Jesus did. That does not mean I would stop making mistakes. I just would learn from them as Jesus did. I would "Become really, really good at repenting thoroughly and quickly" (" Approaching the Throne of God with Confidence ", Jörg Klebinga...
by richalger
24 Dec 2015, 07:35
Forum: Support
Topic: Forgiveness and the Temple
Replies: 20
Views: 1348

Re: Forgiveness and the Temple

Comparing ourselves to others is a source of much anguish. I suggest you give it up and all your wife to give it up too. I get that it may not feel fair. I am sure that it is not fair. Life is not about fair. It is about growing. Let the light of Christ bring peace into your heart and that of your w...
by richalger
24 Dec 2015, 07:29
Forum: Support
Topic: Tithing question: how do you do it?
Replies: 27
Views: 1587

Re: Tithing question: how do you do it?

You get to work out what tithing means to you. What the Lord tells you how much it is. You also get to decide what you believe about the LDS church. This obviously affects the first question. Personally, I pay on my gross income. I pay on any Earned Income credit I get from the government. I see it ...
by richalger
24 Dec 2015, 07:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any podcasts about not being the nice guy/gal?
Replies: 10
Views: 721

Re: Any podcasts about not being the nice guy/gal?

There is some good advice here. Being a nice guy resonates with me. It reminds me of the amiable communication type as defined by Persogenics. I posted about it here here . An amiable communicator should remember to speak up now, sooner is better than later. A amiable type may choose to avoid confro...
by richalger
14 Nov 2015, 09:16
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Same sex marriage considered apostasy
Replies: 191
Views: 11031

Re: Same sex marriage considered apostasy

DarkJedi: By our own theology, it is impossible for an 8 year old to truly repent either. They are considered without sin .. Just like that Catholic baby. We have them practice repentance, and practice taking the sacrament, but it is considered without real meaning. But then they turn 8 and BOOM! S...
by richalger
13 Nov 2015, 09:39
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Same sex marriage considered apostasy
Replies: 191
Views: 11031

Re: Same sex marriage considered apostasy

Thank you for your comments Heber13. I deeply desire to have us all to be One in Christ. I have traversed my own journey of faith transition. I love what I love in the church. I am also under no allusion that what I have retained in my testimony of the restored gospel is true and eternally so. I tru...
by richalger
13 Nov 2015, 09:33
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Same sex marriage considered apostasy
Replies: 191
Views: 11031

Re: Same sex marriage considered apostasy

If this policy be of God, God will help us through this. If this policy be not of God, God will help us through it.
I am taking this as my own FB post.
by richalger
13 Nov 2015, 06:02
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Same sex marriage considered apostasy
Replies: 191
Views: 11031

Re: Same sex marriage considered apostasy

We should remember that most typically revelations are “conclusions” and not “explanations.” When we receive revelation for ourselves, we discover what God would have us do. He rarely provides a reason for why we should do what was revealed. Rather, He trusts us to be obedient to the revelation He ...